Publication Date: August 14, 2012
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Looking for Waldo's twenty-fifth anniversary? Search no more. the time has come and we’ re celebrating our favorite wanderer in style!
For a quarter of a century, the bespectacled Waldo has held a place as a beloved cultural icon. Now, in honor of his anniversary, Candlewick is reissuing the classic Waldo adventure with special features worthy of a stalwart hero. This new Where's Waldo? edition boasts:
— a striking new jacketed cover
— an original poster on the underside of the jacket
— a spot-the-difference game between the jacket and self-cover designs
— a gatefold with a new visual checklist on every spread
— a never-before-seen section of artwork revealed on every spread
— new things to search for!
Martin Handford began his career as a freelance illustrator specializing in drawing crowd scenes for numerous clients. The turning point came when
he was asked to create a book showcasing his singular talent, and the character Waldo was born. "I can’t tell you how pleased I am that Waldo has taken on a life of his own," says the man behind the Waldo books. "I’d like to inspire children - to open their minds, to explore more subjects, and to just be aware of what’s going on around them. I’d like them to see wonder in places that might not have occurred to them."